With today’s retail sales reports comes updated charts on inventory-to-sales ratios. Let’s take a look.

Total Business Inventory-to-Sales

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Total Retailers Inventory-to-Sales

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Wholesalers Business Inventory-to-Sales

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Manufacturers Inventory-to-Sales

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Inventory Management

In regards to inventory management, neither wholesalers, nor retailers, nor manufacturers seem prepared for a downturn.

Wholesalers appear to be in the worst shape.

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Mike “Mish” Shedlock